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The Evolution Will Be Broadcast – with Stan Crocker

with Stan Crocker – Three-time Emmy nominated Lighting Designer/Director at Sightline Design Group

On this episode, we discuss how everything Is for broadcast, discussing politics online and having hard discussions, working with Cowboy Junkies and the Trinity Sessions,  using minimalism to create powerful design, the happiness one can find in mentoring, helping creative young people find creative paths, the extreme satisfaction in doing something big with very little, some of his favorite projects and why we love Instagram.

Please visit: www.instagram.com/departmentoflightandshadow

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Can You Find Your Decency? – with Misty Roberts and Chad Olech

with:

Misty Roberts – Production Coordinator/ Tour Manager

Chad Olech – Front of House Engineer / Production Manager

On this episode, we take a few hours to discuss the ethics of touring production. We take a deep dive into 10 hypothetically toxic situations where tour managers and production coordinators have to explore their logic, reason and emotional strength to come up with the right decision.

Please visit: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/misty-roberts/tales-from-seat-4a and https://www.linkedin.com/in/chadolech/

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Good Business is Good For Everyone – with Iggy Rosenberg

with Ignacio “Iggy” Rosenberg – Director Of Business Development for Lightswitch

On this episode, we discuss building glowing relationships, targeting clients using the internet, genuinely cold-calling and introducing yourself, maintaining constant contact with hundreds of clients and customers, exploring the gray areas between friendship and client relationships, the importance of referrals, calling vs. emailing, after hours calls, gift giving and dealing with the mental stress of separating business from personal life.

Please visit: www.lightswitch.net

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Waxing Canadian – with Brent Clark

with Brent Clark – Lighting Designer

On this episode, we discuss having the last show before COVID-19, lighting in Canada vs. USA vs. the rest of the world, work visas and work permits, the joys of border crossings, working with Stereophonics, e-Sports, information overload, credible news sources, the rebound of the entertainment industry, conspiracy theories and spending time with family.

Please visit: www.lightingdesignbybc.com

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Who Wants to be a Multi-Disciplinary Lighting Director? – with Michael Berger

with Michael Berger – Freelance Lighting Designer and Director

On this episode, we discuss the importance of being multi-disciplinary, what made him move to LA, how does one can work their way up the ladder in LA being diverse, the importance of modern Pre-vis technology, the differences between a touring lighting director and a TV lighting director, designing on a large scale vs. small scale, and thriving on a small budget vs. a large budget.

Please visit: www.innovativeintensity.com

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Persevere, Persevere, Persevere, Succeed – with Seth Robinson

with Seth Robinson – Principal Lighting Designer with Sightline Design Group

On this episode, we discuss FPV drones, the battle of expectations vs. reality, coming up from the shop to working for Sting, Jane’s Addiction, Barney the Purple Dinosaur and Avicii, being terrible at things, where his inspiration comes from, how to keep you mind busy, the importance of a good sense of music and timing, the importance of balance over symmetry, broadcast lighting for concerts, designing show off of shop inventory lists and doing less terribly every day.

Please visit: www.sethrobinson.net

https://www.livefromnowhere.org/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTjxHKFCNddaxcrmwOMdY9w

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Between Rock and a Hard Place – with Scottie Dell

with Scottie Dell – Technical Director and Lighting Designer at Dell Lighting and Designs

On this episode, we discuss the gray areas between rock and corporate work, the speed of corporate shows vs. rock n roll, the expectations of a headlining band in a corporate situation, the complex schedules of guest LD programming time, fixture selection for rock bands on a corporate stage, ballroom AV requirements, corporate stagehands vs. roadies, and dress codes on the road and in the ballroom.

Please visit: http://www.delllighting.com/

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When Tom Bones Maggie – with Rob Koenig

with Rob Koenig – Lighting Designer/Director/Programmer at Ignition Show Design

On this episode, we discuss the intellectual property rights of programming, the pros and cons of simple shows and simple programming, what programmers moving to design should be mindful of, what you can do if you don’t get paid as a programmer, how much of your show file belongs to the client and how much belongs to the programmer, the importance of transparency and communication and how not to bone Maggie.

Please visit: www.ignitionshow.design

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Brotherly Bonds Between Bandits – with Craig Richter

with Craig Richter – Lighting Designer at Halestorm
On this episode, we discuss how the COVID slowdown has affected different people differently, the pros and cons of working for a rental company vs. freelancing, the necessity of self-promotion in the entertainment business, online networking/face to face networking, building relationships on different social platforms for different purposes, word of mouth rehires, business cards and drinking our way onto and off a gig.

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You Work in Canada, Do You Know Josh‽ – with Joshua Koffman

with Josh Koffman – Lighting Designer, Director and Programmer at Interrobang, Inc.

On this episode, we discuss the logistics of living in Canada and working in America, visas, work permits, taxes, flight logistics, federal art support, the importance of taking care of your paperwork, the necessary forethought and bureaucracy of working internationally and what the heck is an interrobang‽

Please visit: www.designpartners.ca

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Seduced by Technology Again and Again – with Jim Tetlow

with Jim Tetlow – President and Principal Consultant at Nautilus Entertainment Design

On this episode, we discuss his varied career from drama school to TV lighting to Las Vegas shows to cruise ships and Branson to architectural lighting and theme parks, the necessity of reinventing ourselves several times during our career, the importance of learning all aspects of our industry, why we need to know what the other departments are doing, when it’s time to move on to bigger and better, when to say yes to multiple opportunities, enhancing opportunities and the benefits of having a supportive team and partner.

Please visit: www.n-e-d.com

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